As oil prices soar and exploration increases, employment in Scotland’s oil industry returns to record levels

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This too from Energy Voice, today:

‘Aberdeen’s workforce has officially “bounced back” to near-record levels after plummeting during the oil and gas crash. New figures have confirmed the Granite City lost 9,000 workers as it witnessed the sharpest decline in employment rates in Scotland in 2016. However, just a year later it experienced the most dramatic increase in the country, rising by 8,300 employees. And the 123,900 workers in the city last year was the second highest on record, just a few hundred below its peak in 2015.’

https://www.energyvoice.com/other-news/172218/aberdeen-stages-a-big-bounce-back-as-employment-rates-soar-again/

Along with the earlier news on potentially highly lucrative exploration returning, these figures utterly remove any basis for our Unionist ‘business correspondents’ to cast doubt on the reality of a return of massive wealth generation in our oil and gas industries, just as we begin to restart the case for independence and as Indyref2 starts to become a certainty.

Footnote: The UK’s second-worst PM ever in the picture?

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3 thoughts on “As oil prices soar and exploration increases, employment in Scotland’s oil industry returns to record levels

  1. Alasdair Macdonald. May 23, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I suggest this will be reported as, “Employment in Scottish Oil and Gas industry STILL BELOW pre 2014 referendum levels.”

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